Pukach’s term is reduced by the “law Savchenko”

Пукачу сократили срок по "закону Савченко"

Pukach has listed a term of imprisonment for Gongadze’s murder on “law Savchenko”

The court counted the prior 6.5 years of imprisonment as 13 years of primary punishment.

The court has listed “the law Savchenko” sentence for ex-the chief of Department of external supervision of the interior Ministry Aleksei Pukach, convicted of the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze. This is stated in the court decision, which entered into force on 15 December 2017, write Ukrainian news.

According to the “law Savchenko” (the law on enrollment of 1 day to preliminary detention as of 2 days in the term of the main sentence), 6.5 years pre-trial detention, the court listed as 13 years of primary punishment. The petition for transfer of the term was filed by the attorney General.

The court noted that during serving a life prison legislation established specific time parameters, after which change the legal status of the convicted person.

So, at the convicted person’s right of petition for pardon after having served at least 20 years of the sentence imposed. In addition, according to part 2 article 87 of the Penal code, an act of pardon may be replaced with a convict court-appointed penalty of life imprisonment to imprisonment for a term of not less than 25 years.

The court granted the petition and counted 6.5 years pre-trial detention as 13 years of basic sentence Pukach.

Thus, as of January 10, the convicted person has served for more than 14 years in prison.

We will remind, on January 29, 2013, the Pechersky regional court of Kiev sentenced ex-the head of Department of external surveillance of MIA of Ukraine Oleksiy Pukach to life imprisonment, having recognized guilty in the murder of a journalist.


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